This is Rosco trying to get through the window and at the deer who DARE invade his property. They were munching on my rhodies, by the way. They'll eat anything. They also ate: columbine, hardy geranium and dogwood.
"Okay, girls, she's on to us. Stand very still. Maybe she won't see us. As soon as she goes away we can get back to ruining her hard work."
The seedlings are looking great. They're sucking up tons of water though. I have to check them every day and add more water.
We had a pretty good frost last night. The broccoli leaves were frozen solid when I went out in the early morning.
Some of the the asparagus spears are very thick and curving as they grow. They look tough and light-colored. I'm not even tempted to harvest them. Maybe as more come up, they'll look better. *crossing fingers*.
Apr 15, 2010 | 2:49 AM PST
Oh, my! I thought that deer didn't like rhodies, but I also read that if they are hungry enough, they'll eat anything. I hope you figure out a way to run them off. How depressing it is to have something eat up all your spring flowers!
Apr 15, 2010 | 11:41 AM PST
Wow! You had a regular little family of deer! I loved the picures, but isn't that just the most disheartening thing? To work so hard to get your garden like you want it and then they chew it up for dinner in a flash! I think if I were you, I'd think about that bell that Bill mentioned.
Apr 15, 2010 | 4:37 PM PST
Great pictures! But I agree disheartening that they are eating your plants. I had to call my hubby over to look at your pictures of the deer and Roscoe, great shot! Your seedlings look very healthy.
Apr 15, 2010 | 5:00 PM PST
I love your photos of the deer, Osprey, but I know how much damage the little critters can inflict. Your curled asparagus is probably just the results of your recent frost. I'm sure you'll have some tender, tasty stuff soon.